GNSS/IMU Integration for Robustness
This three and a half-day course provides extensive coverage of multisensor integration by flight-validated methods. The instructor is the author of innovations in carrier phase, integrity, inertial error propagation (Matlab program for long term, commonality with tracking for short-term), and practical estimation techniques. It can benefit anyone involved in GNSS, inertial navigation or tracking, or any integrated combination.
The course begins with fundamentals, showing clear intuitive connection of mathematics to physical examples, followed by a natural transition to advanced material. Practical realities are given top priority, by delivering maximum effectiveness from simplest permissible representations. Optional exercises can therefore use any version of Matlab from within the past ten years. Principles shown in class will conform to formulations documented in the instructor’s text GNSS Aided Navigation & Tracking: Inertially Augmented or Autonomous that will be provided to each attendee.
James L. Farrell, Ph.D., is a former ION Air Nav Representative, a senior member of IEEE, a former local board member of AIAA, and a registered professional engineer in Maryland. Technical experience includes teaching appointments at Marquette and UCLA, two years each at Minneapolis Honeywell and Bendix-Pacific, plus 31 years at Westinghouse in design, simulation, and validation/test for modern estimation algorithms in navigation and tracking applications. He is author of Integrated Aircraft Navigation and of GNSS Aided Navigation and Tracking (2007), as well as chapters in books edited by C.T. Leondes and Cary Spitzer. He was a columnist for Washington Technology, and has written over a hundred journal and conference manuscripts. Active in RTCA (Washington D.C.) for the past several years, he served as co-chairman of Working Group #5 (Fault Detection and Isolation) within Special Committee SC- 159 for GPS Integrity. He has continued his teaching (on University campus as well as in both industry and conference seminars), while consulting for private industry, DOD, and University research.
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